Thursday, September 28, 2006

Somebody didn't learn his Strom Thurmond lesson.

Yesterday, Trent Lott went on the record for torture, saying this:

"Are we gonna ask 'em please, pretty please? When they let on like some of the technigues have been used are such horrible things...being threatened by a dog? Come on! Have they never delivered laundry to someone's house and had a dog come after them?"

As RMJ at Adventus put it:

Like this?

attack dogs

Somehow, I have a hard time seeing Trent Lott delivering laundry to anybody's house, so I can only assume this is euphemistic. Odds are pretty good that some black people used to deliver laundry to Trent's house, and Trent's dogs were well-trained to respond to those "darkies."

As if that weren't offensive enough, this is what Trent Lott said today after his meeting with President Bush:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush barely mentioned the war in Iraq when he met with Republican senators behind closed doors in the Capitol Thursday morning and was not asked about the course of the war, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, said.

"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that. We don't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."

Lott went on to say he has difficulty understanding the motivations behind the violence in Iraq.

"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israeli's and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."

Which is why Trent is so fond of the KKK. Everyone looks the same in those white sheets.

Of course, the Democrats will let this one go, too.